Every single day of my life living in this rental unit for almost 5 years, with my son, was really testing how patient I can really be. I only get to sleep during the day as I have Insomnia. I tried all ways to sleep at night (to the extend taking sleeping pills prescribed to me by doctors) but was unsuccessful. In the end, I stopped taking all meds and just live with the insomnia. Anyways, its not about me and my insomnia. Its about the neighbours that I’m surrounded by.
The door to each unit is very close so even when you are just having a normal conversation, the next 2 units beside you can literally hear what you’re talking about ,like a whisper. My unit is in the middle of the stretch of 5 units (10 units actually, 5 of each as its divided into 2). So as I mentioned, the door to each unit is that close, and my closest neighbour is an elderly Chinese couple and an elderly Malay couple. Basically, from what I know, I’m the youngest family on the stretch of 8th floor. The rest are elder people. I don’t really interact with any of them much except for Hi’s and Bye’s. So you roughly have an idea on what I’m about to say.
I was awakened by a loud slam of a gate coming from the Chinese unit, accompanied by shouting and yelling. It was from the Chinese auntie. (Honestly speaking, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME that such nuisance occurs coming from her. ITS EVERYDAY since the last 2 months back and its getting very frequent lately.) As much as I do not know what the commotion was all about, I was very pissed and fumed for getting up in a shocking manner due to the slamming of the gate. So, I shouted at the top of my lungs from where I was, on the bed. I then turned to look at my phone for any msgs coming from my one and only syg (Mus Muliadi). I texted him and told him that I was awakened by the damn noises and he advises me to call the police. And so I did.
Actually, I’m not the ‘kaypoh’ (nosy) kinda neighbour nor am I the fussy type. I’m more like ‘ mind your own goddamn business’ and ‘don’t give a shit and can’t be bothered’ kinda person. In short, I care less what others wanna do BUT when it comes to my sleep….. Damn right, I’ll growl like a tigress and will look at you with piercing eyes, angry, becoz I NEEDED that sleep! For God’s sake! Urrghh…!!!!!!!
The police arrive shortly after I made the call. They went to the Chinese auntie’s unit and then mine. The police came into my house and they asked me questions about my neighbour. I told them everything that I have experienced living next door to the auntie. The 2 police (Chinese guy and Malay lady) asked me if this was the first time I called them and they both told me that this complain about the auntie was not the first time they encountered. It was numerous. OMG!!! They took my statement and advice me to go to the HDB to lodge a complain against my neighbour. They also suggested for counselling on neighbours dispute. And they also told me that if such thing happen again coming from the auntie’s unit, they will issue a stern warning. So as for now, they will only advice the auntie to stop her nuisance. They then went back to her unit and asked me to lock the gate and close the door and they left after.
Thinking that the nuisance from the auntie stopped, the next thing I heard was another argument. WHAT THE HELL!!!!! This time round was from another unit. It came from the Indian family, next to where the Chinese auntie was (2 units apart from me…GRRRR..!) So, can you imagine yourself living in this environment!!!!????? Urrgghhhh….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Tucker Must Die
First and foremost I would like to say that each and everyone of us went through school days. As much as I can remember those times, I don’t really like to recall much of my time there. But still, some memories of it are funny and rather stupid/silly (to me that is) if you ever just sit back and let your mind run to it.
Anyways, there will always be one (or maybe more than that) like John Tucker (in the movie) in any school. The good looking, well known, hunk, nice abs etc. And which school girl does not want to be or rather have a date or be seen with the most popular, handsome boy. I dunno, you tell me. And as much as our parents send us to school to obtain good results for our future, still, you can’t deny the wanting to be with a partner to share your school days or to some girls, they just wanna be let known that they are pretty and beautiful OR they just wanna get their schoolmates jealous and full of envy. Simply put, they too wanna be the popular girl with good looks and boobs (if they have it). LOL.
But this movie itself, I personally felt that actually there is no need to be with the most popular guy. And you don’t need to impress anyone to get the attention from anyone. And for John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) to lie to each and every girl he dated (respectively) is so uncalled for. So what if you’re the popular one? Do you need to lie your way out to get a date? That’s totally hypocritical. You’re not YOU! You’re just being someone you’re not, just to get attention though I do admit he was good in whatever he does. I call these bunch of people ‘Attention Seeker’.
Lori Spencer (Jenny McCarthy) a single mom to Kate (Brittany Snow), in this movie, she somehow played a big part in Kate’s life. Kate has been seeing her mom with different guys (which she labeled them as ‘Skip’) walking in and out of her mom’s life. It somehow affected Kate’s growing up as a teenager. As much as her mom is finding her love and someone to be with, she prolly forgot that Kate needs her too. Thus, the whole situation of seeing her mom dating different guys made her do foolish things without thinking, forgot who she really is and changed her to become someone she is not.
As for the 3 girls, Beth (Sophia Bush), Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) and Heather(Ashanti), I wanna say that as much as they are that stuck up and a brat, they came out strong as a team. They put their brains and beauty together and formed up a good combination of themselves into one person to get even with John Tucker. And that created person happens to be Kate. She came out from nowhere, was a loner and becoz of the 3 girls, she became noticeable in school. They carried their plan to destroy John,very well I must say, despite the hurdles along the way. But, that was not necessary. As much as John was such a jerk to the 3 girls, but he was such a gentleman when it comes to impressing Kate. Eventually, John and Kate are not together as the plan was never for her to be his girlfriend but she ended up with the other Tucker, Scott (Penn Badgley).
- Never lie your way to be friends, to be close to or to get attention from others. Be honest, be natural, be yourself, be YOU! If they like you (for who you are not what you are) they will accept you just the way you are regardless.
- Never ever try to impress others to like you coz they will expect more (we’ll never know) coming from you.
- Looks isn’t everything! Remember, that each and everyone of us was born differently and unique in some ways. Some with brains, some with beauty and some with other hidden talents that we do not know of.
I guess that’s pretty much what I can say about this.
Life is like a roller coaster.
My say and Thoughts :
It has its ups and downs…. Day or night, rain or shine….. It is still gonna be there waiting for someone to take the ride. It all depends on how much you wanna so into riding it despite others say. It could turn out to be a beautiful ride, smooth ride, bumpy ride, memorable ride or whatever ride you may think of it as. Either way, you still have to and will wanna ride it. Otherwise, you will never know how thrilling or fun it can be. You can never let others tell you the feeling of riding the roller coaster coz the feelings differ from person to person. Well, it may be the same (I dunno) but still, you need to ride it to feel it yourself. They may tell you what it feels like but that’s based on their experience of riding it. Whether its gonna make you puke, heart pound and raced or its gonna make you smile, jumping with joy and wanna ride again… It all depends on what you think AFTER you took the ride.. You will have thoughts running in your mind saying something like “What IF the roller coaster is not strong enough or what IF I fell riding it….?” Well, no one knows until you get yo’ ass on the roller coaster seat and experience it yourself. Ask yourself “What IF I just give it a try?” IF the ride was not meant for you to enjoy it, then so be it. At least you gave it a try. You only need to take the ride ONCE and then will you only know and will be able to share your personal experience.
There are some that even after taking the ride and felt afraid and swore never wanna ride again, little did they know, without them realizing, they are back again for another try. It could be the reason that they wanna try to overcome their fear or just simply accepting a challenge or they wanna enjoy the ride with friends or whoever the person may be.
Basically, life is similar to it when I come to think of it…….
Without watching the movie, the title itself is very vengeance, hatred, revengeful and threatening if you ask me.
I was so into the movie that when I watched it, I really felt the intense, the anger, the sadness. The little girl, Tonya (Rae’Ven Kelly) raped, brutally beaten, hanged but she did not die and was left by the river. As a parent myself, I could not imagined what I would do should something like that were to happen? I’ll prolly ran amok? I dunno. It’s hard to tell. But all I know and would feel is that, the anger in me will make me curse and swear the person (tho I know it will not change what has happened) to not only burn in hell but to die horribly and suffer his entire time before his death! Pfft….
And the kid who had to go through the torment moment throughout her entire life, I really felt the sense of loss, low self esteem, isolation, timid, afraid, and if she did not have the full support, love and care from her family and friends, she will never be able to pull herself back together and be strong. She maybe wasted or maybe not depending on her perseverance and her will power to move on after the trauma.
I was so touched at the way the lawyer ( Matthew McConaughey) defended the accused (Samuel L. Jackson ). He didn’t seem to care about himself and the threats that he and his co-workers received from the community. To the extend the co-worker (Sandra Bullock) was kidnapped, beaten and hospitalized. The trouble and flaws the lawyer had to go through just to prove one’s innocence. He brought justice and defended not only to prove his capabilities as a young lawyer but also to break the unjust prejudice and racism among the community.
- Treat everyone equally regardless of their different beliefs, religion, skin colour etc becoz everyone of us believes in one thing… WE ARE MORTAL AND WE ALL DIE ONE DAY!
- If you do not want anything to happen to one of your kind (people), then you should think before you acted on someone becoz KARMA WILL HIT YOU HARD WITHOUT YOU REALIZING!
- Be supportive to someone who really needs it as you will never know how much it will mean to the person and how much your support have helped him/her throughout.
- When you start on something, ensure that you have done not only your best but give your fullest and have put every single drop of sweat/effort you have on you. Go all the way! Only then will you know, that what you do bears fruit or otherwise.
I guess that is all I could think of. If anyone of you have any more to add to this, please do leave comments on this blog.